MHG48564 - Unknown: Sandside, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • BRIG (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (20/06/2005)
NC96NE 8010 c. 95 66
N58 34 W3 48

NLO: Sandside Bay [name: ND 963 657]
Sandside Head [name: ND 954 664]
Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheets NC96NW.

See also ND16NW 8040-2.

Thurso, 27th April [1835]. `During a tremendous gale last night, which lasted three hours, the following vessels were driven on shore about a mile to the Westward and totally wrecked. Crews saved: CONSTANT TRADER, Waite, from Berwick: PHOENIX, McInnes, from Brora, both for Liverpool, and HERO, Michie, from Newcastle to Dublin. There is a brig on shore at Sandside, particulars unknown.' [Record received incomplete].
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7078).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), possibly suggesting her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 June 2005.

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Grid reference Centred NC 94 65 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC96NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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